Expert in Allergenicity Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods
Expert ID: 725131 California, USA
Extensive knowledge of protein extraction, purifications and standardization of protocols. Comparative proteomics analysis by Two dimensional analysis electrophoresis has been done to analyze the GM and native plants proteins profile at the level of proteins and by IgE Immunoblot with mustard positive patient’s sera.
In-vitro digestibility and heat stability of proteins was also assessed.
Safety of foods developed by biotechnology has been studied. Animal model was developed by systemic exposure of GM and native plant protein in Balb/c mice to study the immunological responses. Tissue histolopathological analysis was done to study the intracellular inflammation. Spleen cells isolation for Th1/Th2 cytokines analyses was performed.
Allergenicity and protein toxicity of purified proteins was also assessed using in-vitro methods and animal model studies.
He consulted the labs for standardizing animal model studies for immune response analysis. He also consulted for mutational analyses for making hypoallergens.He consulted labs of plant biotech for potential genes in transgenic crops and also the ways of do their initial assessment and also the safety assessment of the modified transgenic crops expressing a foreign gene.
|Year: 2008||Degree: Ph.D||Subject: Biotechnology||Institution: IGIB(CSIR)|
|Year: 2001||Degree: M.Sc.||Subject: Microbiology||Institution: Gurukul University, India|
|Year: 1999||Degree: B.Sc.||Subject: Chemistry, Botany, Zoology||Institution: Gurukul University, India|
|Year: 2004||Degree: PG Diploma in Patents Law||Subject: IPR and Patenting||Institution: NALSAR, India|
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer: Stanford University||Title: Postdoc Fellow||Department: Center for Narcolepsy||Responsibilities: He is responsible for analyzing the role of influenza virus in initiating novel diseases.|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: University of Southern California||Title: Postdoctrate Research Associate||Department: MMI Division||Responsibilities: He is responsible for analyzing Asthma pathogenesis in viral infection specially influenza A using invivo and invitro methods.|
|Years: 2006 to 2008||Employer: IGIB(CSIR)||Title: Senior Research Fellow||Department: Allergy and Immunology Division||Responsibilities: He is responsible for developing novel protocols for allergenicity assessment of GM foods. He has done mutational analysis for development of hypoallergenic mutants for allergens.|
|Years: 2002 to 2006||Employer: IGIB(CSIR)||Title: Project Fellow||Department: Allergya and Immunology||Responsibilities: He is responsible for the safety assessment of different proteins expressed in GM foods. Proteomics analysis and animal model studies for comparative safety assessment of native and GM plants.|
|Years: 2002 to 2008||Agency: IGIB(CSIR)||Role: Research||Description: He is responsible of developing novel protocols for allergenicity and toxicity assessment of GM foods.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Country / Region: USA||Summary: He is working on developing novel methods for allergic asthma analysis. He is particularly helping in designing protocols for developing asthma models in mice .|
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Country / Region: USA/ CA||Summary: He is working towards analyzing the role of influenza virus in initiating novel diseases.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Life member: Indian College of Allergy and Applied Immunology (ICAAI);
Junior member: European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI);
Student member: Society of Toxicology (SOT).
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Passed DOEACC “O” LEVEL Examination in Jan 1999. Familiar with Dos, Win, FoxPro, etc.
Patenting And IPR Knowledge intellectual property rights from World Intellectual property Right organization (WIPO).
|Jan 2009 till date: Postdoc fellow, USC, LA, USA: June 2006 - June 2008: Senior Research Fellow, Allergy and Immunology lab, IGIB (CSIR);
July 2003 – May 2006: Project Fellow, Allergy and Immunology lab, IGIB (CSIR);
June 2002 – April 2003: Project Fellow, Microbiology division, IGIB (CSIR).
|Awards / Recognition|
|APAAACI Travel Grant Award
to attend the conjoint meeting of the 7th Asia Pacific Congress of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology and the 20th World Allergy Congress held in December 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand.
|Medical / Professional|
|Senior Research Fellowship
Indian Council of Medical Research, in June 2006.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 8 research publications in peer review journals, 2 Review articles, 2 book chapters, 3 international and 2 national abstracts.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He has given oral presentation of his work at World Allergy Congress-2007 in Bangkok.
He has delivered lectures on GM food safety at various Indian conferences.
|He has done the WIPO certification in general patenting and IPR. He has developed manuals for allergenicity assessment of GM foods in animal models, Proteomics analysis etc.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Animal model studies, proteomics, Molecular Biology,
IPR and Patenting in biotechnology
|English||Excellent in English|